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    29 Products That Inspired Over 1,000 People To Leave A 5-Star Review

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    1. An Amazon gift card to treat people who never know what they want for Christmas, who are just hard to shop for in general, or loved ones who just have every freaking thing already.

    a gift card shaped like Santa Clause's head popping out of a chimney

    5-star reviews: 24,720+

    You can get the gift card for any amount that's $20 or over and send it physically or digitally! Also, heads up: Lots of reviewers did note that not all of their cards came with the dollar amount labeled. This means if you plan to order a bunch at the same time, then you may want to stick to ordering them with all the same amount so you don't have to guess which one goes to which person and possibly send the wrong amount.

    Promising review: "This was an excellent choice for Christmas gifts. It has a cute presentation and got the job done with minimal effort. Everyone thought they were so cute. I would order them again." —JWW

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ OR get a ton of other gift cards by other brands from Amazon!

    2. Noise-cancelling Apple AirPods so you can blast your favorite songs, audiobooks, podcasts, and whatever else you wanna listen to hands-free, with zero interruptions.

    BuzzFeed / Emma Lord

    5-star reviews: 88,920+

    My co-worker Emma Lord was pretty anti-Apple AirPods for a number of reasons. Now? She's obsessed. Peep what she has to say about them here:

    "The noise cancellation on the AirPods Pro is genuinely, alarmingly effective. The first time I put these on and toggled them into the noise-cancelling mode, it was like the whole world fell away. Like, walking down the street I felt like Anne Hathaway in an early 2010s rom-com because I genuinely could not hear one thing on a busy crowded New York City street except pop music in my ears." —Emma Lord

    Get them from Amazon for $199 (originally $259; free shipping). ALSO, peep the full Apple AirPods review from Emma Lord here!

    3. OR wireless sleep headphones that'll play white noise or whatever music you'd like to catch some ZZZs to all inside a headband that'll fit comfortably around you so your ears don't get sore and you don't have to lay in a weird position to fall asleep.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears

    5-star reviews: 3,530+

    Promising review: "I’ve used these almost every day of quarantine to drown out the sound of upstairs neighbors. I wouldn’t compare the sound quality to other brands but the design is perfect for sleeping, exercise, cleaning, and everyday wear." —Demi Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (free shipping).

    4. A fizzy Bubble clay mask meant to exfoliate the skin and remove blackheads as it provides a soothing feeling — perfect for a face-mask-and-chill sesh.

    5-star reviews: 7,580+

    Promising review: "I have very few skincare items I buy more than once. Just not usually THAT impressed. That being said, I LOVE this mask. It bubbles up upon application and the tiny bubbles bursting itch and tickle like crazy but stick out the 10 minutes. The first time I used it after washing it off you could literally see the junk and oil sitting on top of my skin as it had been pushed to the surface. The next morning my skin glowed. I have used it a few times since and not much gunk to push to the top now but can see the pores are empty. Def will be buying more, especially for Christmas presents." —Alice D.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99. Btw, peep our full review of Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask to see what we actually think!

    5. A four-pack of soap sheet travel boxes with 200 sheets of soap to keep your hands clean no matter where you are! No more settling for water-only washes in public bathrooms that are straight outta soap. Your hands (and all the surfaces they could put germs on) DESERVE.

    several sheets of soap fanned out beside of the travel container

    5-star reviews: 1,580+

    Promising review: "Cute little containers that fit in your pocket. One sheet lathers nicely. Great to have if traveling or just out and find yourself in a bathroom with no soap. Also great for campers. I do wish they were made in America though." —Nicki

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (free shipping).

    6. A ring size adjuster so any rings that are *slightly* too large can still fit your finger and you won't have to worry about losing it. They'll especially work as a temporary fix for anyone waiting to get their ring resized.,

    5-star reviews: 11,130+

    Promising review: "My fiancee's fingers shrank! The ring was a bit too big and we didn't want to lose it. These adjusters worked perfectly so that she eventually didn't even notice it. The different sizes are helpful and it was easy to use. Are they a forever fix? I don't know but they definitely helped until the ring was resized." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. The A Promised Land book by the one and only 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. If you've been looking for a good read lately, then by the 13,000+ 5-star ratings (🙀) — this baby just might be the one.

    the book cover with Barack Obama's profile photo on it

    5-star reviews: 13,460+

    Promising review: "I've received my copy this morning and have been reading it for most of the day. Of course, the writing is wonderful.

    But, if you're a book lover, spend the extra $$ and buy the hardcover. It is a beautiful book to hold in your hands. The paper is silky smooth and the typeface is stunning. I'm looking forward to turning every lovely page!" —NY Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $23.96 (originally $45; available in hardcover and Kindle formats).

    8. Simple hoops perfect for wearing with everything. These will be completely on-brand for folks with a lowkey style who still feel a lil' naked without a bit of ear shine.

    5-star reviews: 8,500+

    Promising review: "Love these hoops! They go with everything, they're lightweight, and SUPER affordable. I wore these for my 27th birthday all night with no issues and my ears tend to be sensitive. I've worn them nearly every weekend since purchased." —Jessica

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in three colors and sizes).

    9. Ear wax removal drops for folks who've sworn off cotton swabs but still want to keep their ears squeaky clean and fresh. Trust me, I hear ya!

    reviewer's hand holding the bottle of wax removal

    5-star reviews: 9,290+

    Promising review: "My husband has problems with ear wax building up. A couple of years ago, when he had this problem, his doctor gave him Rx ear drops to use for (I think) four days before coming back to have his ears irrigated to remove the softened ear wax. THIS time, I bought Debrox and one of those ear wax removal kits that contain an irrigator ball (similar to a nasal aspirator but for the opposite purpose). He didn’t use the drops that came with the kit but instead, used the Debrox. Actually, you can probably buy the irrigator separately, on Amazon. He used the recommended amount of drops twice a day (putting a clump of cotton in his ears after application so the drops didn’t all leak out) for the recommended time frame. Then, he, himself, used the ear irrigator a couple of times while leaning over the bathroom sink, and he saw and felt the wax flush out from his ear. Wonderful. Saved a trip to the doctor so we will use Debrox from now on." —Not a lot of "Money" mom

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60.

    10. And! Ultra-sensitive shave gel for anyone whose skin tends to get irritated by everything under the sun — especially when a razor is involved. This'll help make shaving a much ~smoother~ situation. Literally.,

    5-star reviews: 10,180+

    I used this and so appreciate being able to shave my legs without my skin being irritated afterward since it's dye- and fragrance-free.

    Promising review: "No razor bumps! I have always had issues with razor bumps with my very sensitive skin. This shaving cream is the best! I like how the scent isn’t too strong and flowery too." —Lexi

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.72.

    11. A four-pack of reusable makeup remover cloths to turn the hassle of thoroughly cleansing a beat face into a swipe-swipe-DONE situation.

    reviewer with half their face full of makeup and the other half with no makeup after it's been taken off by the cloths

    5-star reviews: 7,000+

    They'll remove makeup, dirt, and oil with just warm water added. Then, you can toss 'em in the hamper when you're done!

    Promising review: "I'm not kidding when I say that this is the best makeup remover I've ever owned. As you can see from the picture, I wear quite a lot of makeup. I use primer, medium-coverage foundation, high-coverage concealer, powder, and setting spray. I've used these for a few years now and I have no regrets. I would say they last about five to six months (with washing) before they become worn out. When they do, I like using them to clean my eye shadow brushes between applications." —Zoey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. Dr. Teal's Foaming Bath Salt in scents like chamomile and pink Himalayan salt. Yup, this is your reminder to FINALLY treat yourself to an old school, sit-in-the-tub-until-you're-a-prune-and-what-is-a-phone-notification bubble bath.,

    5-star reviews: 19,250+

    Promising review: "I needed something to help me relax that was not a nap and this did it for me! I used the Foaming Bath with Epsom Salt, Soothe & Sleep with Lavender, 34-oz bottle in an evening bath. Not only did it help me relax, but it also helped me fall asleep so good that night. I tend to stay awake in bed (usually on my phone) most nights, but after this bath, I fell asleep right away. It didn't bubble a whole lot for me, but it smelled amazing and made my skin the softest it's been in a long time! It's a good-sized bottle (34-oz) with a sufficient amount of baths per bottle.

    Overall, I loved it. I don't take baths too often, but this has inspired me to do this more! 10/10 would buy again. Maybe even in the different scents to mix up my baths a little bit." —Priscella Perez

    Get it from Amazon for $11.65.

    13. An interactive gravity maze game so kids can have some hands-on STEM experience that has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with a phone, tablet, or television! It'll come with 60 beginner challenges.

    a gray tray with stacked squares in different colors like red, green, orange, and purple

    5-star reviews: 6,890+

    Promising review: "My 10-year-old son is obsessed with this game. He loves figuring out each maze. It makes him use problem-solving skills and logic. This is a great toy for an only child whose parents can't entertain the child every minute. He chooses this over video games! Now that is saying something." —Amy P.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    14. A Cat Dancer wire toy that's so simple in design and looks but will give your kitty THE time of its nine lives.,

    5-star reviews: 10,640+

    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go wild. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I've never seen him jump so high. I'm certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!" —Kwoo

    Get it from Amazon for $2.49.

    15. A Ruth Bader Ginsberg action figure for folks whose love for strong women and overall kick-a**ery will always be in ~action~.

    reviewer's hand holding the RBG action figure which is wearing her signature judge robe, collar, and holding a gavel

    5-star reviews: 1,670+

    Promising review: "I love my RBG action figure! I am keeping her in her original packaging, on my mantelpiece, with other keepsakes. I smile every time I look at her." —O'K

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    16. Wet And Forget shower cleaner designed for you to spray, leave overnight, rinse, and BOOM — a clean shower with no scrubbing or elbow grease involved!


    5-star reviews: 5,530+

    Can you say CLUTCH?!!!

    Promising review: "This stuff is excellent. It performs as promised, it has a very nice scent, no fumes, and leaves the shower clean with no scrubbing actually necessary. It is very easy to apply and rinse off. It is designed very well, with a squirting spout separate from the large container and attached by a longish tube, so you don't have to hold the heavy container while applying the product. I've been using it for quite a while now, and I love it. I highly recommend it." —Stephanie Martin

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $17.97.

    17. The Furbo, a treat-tossing pet camera if you like checking in on your pet when you're away. It's got a 160-degree wide-angle view, night vision, and real-time barking alerts so you'll get all the tea on what your fur kid gets into when you're not around.


    5-star reviews: 11,100+

    Promising review: "This is money well spent! I don't have a dog. I bought this strictly to look in on my sweet little Blossom, my 14.5-year-old female cat, when I'm away. She's not so much interested in the treats, but the sound of the mechanism gets her attention. The range displayed is further than I imagined. I'm so pleased with this purchase!!! kind of doubles as a surveillance camera!" —Bridgette C Dudek

    Get it from Amazon for $133.99 (free shipping).

    18. A screaming goat who'll sit on a tree stump and scream when you touch it. And honestly? You know that's the whole mood for 2020.

    the screaming toy goat and a small pocket guide

    5-star reviews: 5,590+

    Promising review: "I spend about 90% of my day silently screaming at the computer because, well, welcome to customer service. Since this little goat arrived, I no longer look like I am practicing for my appearance on Jerry Springer. I just push the little goat. He screams (but not in a disruptive way). I smile. I am no longer annoyed. I survived peak season because of this goat. I owe my sanity to you, screaming goat." —Gab&Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59.

    19. Paper Mate Felt Tip Pens to make all your notes, doodles, diary entries, and other projects look extra bright and pretty. This'll be a perfect investment for jotting down your fab plans for 2021, BTW!


    5-star reviews: 26,550+

    Promising review: "I really like these pens a lot! I got them for my planner and they write super nice! They don't bleed through the paper, which is what I was worried about, so I'm very happy about that." —RachRene

    Get them from Amazon for $11.98 (comes with 18 colors).

    20. A six-outlet wall charger made for larger chargers specifically so everyone and everything in the house can get a charge without, you know, blowing the lights out. It'll also bless you with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, so you don't have to wiggle a charger around in the dark before finally getting into the socket.

    A reviewer image of six chargers and two USB chargers in the lit outlet

    5-star reviews: 14,230+

    Promising review: "Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to be in my office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor, and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    21. Relax, Soak, and Unwind, and Breathe print set that's just begging to be in your bathroom, serving as a reminder to chill the heck out and take a breather because that's your right.,

    5-star reviews: 1,450+

    BTW, these prints are handmade by a small business based in North Carolina!

    Promising review: "I really enjoyed these photos! They are simple and unique! They arrived packaged nicely and the quality was great. I purchased four 8x10 frames to put them in because they are unframed as the product stated. With different frames, you can really make these photos pop! They added the perfect touch to my bathroom!" —Katelyn

    Get it from Dream Big Printables on Amazon Handmade for $14.97 and 8x10 picture frames for $23.97 (available in a two-pack).

    22. A ventilated laptop stand so you can prop that laptop up, keep it ventilated so it doesn't overheat, and tend to your keyboard and screen without neck or eye strain.

    A laptop resting on the stand on a desk

    5-star reviews: 11,180+

    Promising review: "This was recommended in an article about handling working from home during this COVID-19 stay-at-home requirement — since work spaces at home aren't as ergonomic when it comes to eight-hour workdays. It is SO worth it! It's incredibly sturdy. The laptop is now placed at a perfect angle. I bought a wireless keyboard which I can use with my laptop when the laptop is in the stand — and then at the end of my workday, I just slide my wireless keyboard under the laptop in the space created by the stand, and I regain that bit of space on my table. I love it. Add in the brushed silvery tone, and it has been a great investment for me." —Joe Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    23. A hard water remover to water stains into what-was-its and cloudy glass into be-careful-you-might-walk-into-it clear!

    left side shows a glass panel so cloudy that you can't see through it at all and the right shows the same glass after it's been cleaned and you can see the car sitting in the driveway through it

    5-star reviews: 6,070+

    Promising review: "When we moved into our new place the shower doors looked like they had never been cleaned before. I tried at least 10 different products and methods to remove the hard water spots but nothing even made a dent. Bio Clean, however, was like a magic eraser! I scrubbed each door for about 10 minutes and it was incredible! I’ve never written a cleaning product review before but this one is worth every penny." —Shane B

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97 (available in two sizes).

    24. A comfy memory foam pillow to give your neck and back the reprieve they deserve while you study in bed or watch TV on the couch.

    blue velvet pillow with an arm on each side

    5-star reviews: 1, 450+

    Promising review: "I bought this to help provide my child another place for them to do homework, read, or just rest without lying in bed. They love the support it provides for their back (no more pain or soreness). It is very plush and soft! Price-wise, I think I got my money's worth and much more." —Lopez L.

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in two colors and two sizes).

    25. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that'll add a sweet kick to a variety of foods including ice cream, chicken and waffles, pizza, and more!

    5-star reviews: 13,460+

    Promising review: “It's just the right amount of heat to make it interesting, but not so hot that it'll interfere with other flavors. One of my peeves about spicy versions of normally non-spicy items is that it's often all about the heat but the flavors imparted by the chiles aren't particularly noticeable or interesting. This honey has a great chile FLAVOR to it, in addition to the heat, but it doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the honey at all. I like it on buttered toast and on fried chicken equally well, and this has definitely become a staple 'sauce' for me!” —S. Ferguson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in multiple quantities).

    Also, peep our full review of Mike's Hot Honey for more spicy details!

    26. Monkey Noodles! These'll help fight off the fidgets when you're focusing on virtual meetings or just want something in your hands while you're taking a break from screens while you're at home.

    Reviewer's hand holding five monkey noodles. They look like long, thick straws but have a gummy texture.

    5-star reviews: 3,280+

    Each Monkey Noodle is 12 inches long. They're also hypoallergenic, nontoxic, and free of BPAs, phthalates, and latex. The brand notes that they are suitable for children who are 3 years old and up, but of course, what's suitable for the kids in your life is totally up to your discretion.

    Promising review: "I have 5-year-old twins who are doing Kindergarten online this school year. One of them has SPD and constantly needs physical stimulation or he's rolling around on the floor. The other just gets fidgety and has a hard time focusing. When they're reading to me or concentrating on the screen, I have tried giving them a hair tie to play with to keep their hands busy. I found these that have the same essential properties (stretchy and wrappable) but are much larger and more colorful. We have been using them for a week now and they've made a HUGE difference! They pick their color every day and grab it whenever they can't stand sitting still anymore. We had to have a long discussion about the fact that they are not toys (or weapons!) and they only get them if they're working. The threat of not getting to use them has been enough to keep them in check. They help a ton with screen focus and reading time. Their school now plans on ordering these for the rest of the struggling online kids. I will be recommending them to every teacher and parent I know!" —Zephyr C.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in a five-pack).

    27. Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tools to remove peach fuzz, help shape brows, and remove dead skin cells with a simple, careful flick of your wrist. They come in a pack of three and are wayyy cheaper than the single $30 version by the same brand.


    5-star reviews: 51,920+

    Promising review: "These little guys work perfectly for dermaplaning! I used one the other night after I washed and applied toner to my face. It’s been a couple of days and my skin still feels baby soft. I didn’t have any sort of reaction or anything to the exfoliation which was nice because I have severe cystic acne. My makeup goes on so smoothly and I finally have that glowing look I’ve been trying to get! I will definitely be buying these again." —Hannah Jean

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a three-pack and nine-pack).

    28. A pack of NeuroGum made with caffeine and nootropics to help you regain energy five times faster than your average cup of joe — minus the jitters and subsequent crash associated with coffee.

    Kayla Suazo/BuzzFeed

    5-star reviews: 1,870+

    Promising review: "I work from home and get easily distracted but this gum gives me the energy and focus that I need to get going. The caffeine is from natural green tea, which I like. I also get my daily dose of vitamin B-12." —Christine Nguyen

    Get a nine-pack with six pieces of gum each from Amazon for $21 (available in Mint and Cinnamon).

    ALSO, get more tea on this clutch gum from BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Suazo's full review of NeuroGum!

    29. The ULTIMATE laptop desk tray — I own it and I can promise that anyone who works from bed (listen, sometimes it's like that) or simply likes to watch TV there, will enjoy every single feature. I don't know where my back and neck would be without it.

    BuzzFeed / Marquaysa

    5-star reviews: 1,320+

    This baby has three adjustable heights as shown in the photos. On top, it has a spot for your laptop and a mouse pad. Both sections lift to reveal a storage spot inside the tray for pens, pencils, notepads, etc... The tray also has five USB ports, an LED light, and a laptop fan. Of course, all that runs on three AAA batteries. Simply put, this laptop desk tray has all the bells and whistles for a student to work comfortably and have what they need in less than arm's reach.

    Promising review: "The lap desk arrived in good condition and packaging. I didn't expect to use all the functions but I did. I like that the fan cooler rises to position the laptop at different angles. I also tried out the LED desk lamp which is useful for reading in bed or on the sofa. The assembly is simple and it folds up to be put away. The only thing I would improve is to have a cover when not in use because dust can get into the fan. Overall great little desk, my kids love using it to read their books." —MBHANIFF

    Get it from Amazon for $49.88 (free shipping).

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